SANAA - Yemeni forces loyal to President
Ali Abdullah Saleh fired at a protest march in Sanaa on Sunday,
wounding at least 22 people, doctors said, heightening tension
as opposition leaders met Gulf Arab mediators in Saudi Arabia.
Doctors said around 200 more demonstrators were overcome by
tear gas during the clashes when they marched outside their
normal protest zone in the streets near Sanaa University, a hub
of pro-democracy demonstrations that have lasted three months.
"We neared the Sanaa Trade Center when police confronted us
with tear gas, and suddenly opened heavy gunfire on us from all
directions," said Sabry Mohammed, a protester. "A state of
terror set in among the demonstrators, and some of them fled
into side streets."